WINCHESTER Cathedral's Festival of the Moon climaxed with a spectacular silent disco.

Two silent discos were held in the evening on Saturday, February 2, a family disco at 6pm followed by an adults-only event at 8pm.

The Chronicle attended the 6pm disco to cover the event, the above gallery shows 15 photos from Winchester Cathedral's Festival of the Moon silent disco.

Families gathered under the colourful lights illuminating the historic cathedral, busting a move and cutting shapes to the plentiful tunes blasting through their headphones.

Three separate channels of music were available for selection, with current songs, cheesy throwbacks and old-school garage anthems to choose from as they danced underneath the enormous sculpture which has travelled around the country in recent times.

The event was a sellout, and John Blake, commercial director of Winchester Cathedral, told the Chronicle: "It's been wonderful to be able to broaden the audience for the local and regional community who wouldn't ordinarily come down and visit the Cathedral.

"The clergy are very happy that we're getting more people to visit, and everything we have done for the moon has sold out."

Other events the Cathedral has held included a pilates class held underneath the moon a talk from an astronomer, and a disco date night.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000 each centimetre of the internal lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon's surface.

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors.

As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies as well as highlighting the latest moon science.

The surround sound composition is created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.